Monday, January 24, 2011
A Room Of One's Own
While reviewing my list of January holidays, I noticed that tomorrow is A Room Of One's Own Day.
This struck a chord with me, because- here I am- middle aged -and I've never had a room of my own. Growing up, I shared a twin bed with my sister Barb. Then when she moved out, my older sister Linda and I got the bed. And after Linda left, I was stuck with my little sister Tina. Then I got married and had to share with my husband!
There is something sweet and comforting about a room of one's own. About a private place for escape and meditation. For pursuing hobbies, napping- or just plopping back in a soft chair and reading a book.
A room of one's own should be a reflection of that person- decorated with favorite colors and treasured objects- ( not cluttered with laundry or golf clubs or last years tax returns.) It should be simple, but ornate with layers of keepsakes and memories. And perhaps a cork board full of dreams and wishes.
Wouldn't it be fun to design your own room now that you're all grown up? Gone are the days of tie dye curtains, concert posters, neon paints and macrame wall hangings. I'm all for sophisticated, sleek, clean and feminine- all rolled into one.
If I had a room of my own, (and money were no object!) it would look something like these....
So, celebrate A Room of One's Own by dreaming of your perfect escape!
You never know when your dreams might come true....
Posted by Rae Frazier